Glass for Princes in Murano

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  1. So pleased that the sun shone on you in Murano! And that you didn’t get ripped off (it’s such a shame that that is an occupational hazard there but I suppose it’s basic survival and economics at some level … being an idealist it just makes me sad) . So. Divine pictures and yes, you are an A-list couple and I am happy to see hubby managed to avoid gelato in the photo this time 😉

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    1. Ha ha ha I know. I think I have given him serious thoughts about being grumpy and tucking into gelato 😉 Getting ripped off is a travel hazard usually unless you do your research beforehand and I guess reality does bite. Thank you for the wonderful words, Osyth xx

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      1. Oh bless him … I’m sure he’s a pussycat (and ice-cream eating pussycat, but a pussycat!). I enjoy your posts very much so no need for thanks 🙂 xx

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  2. Once again you images are beautiful and your words as well. I love your inclusion of the historical theories; why they may have moved to the island and the Taj Mahal bit. You keep making sure he gets his gelato so you can keep secretly shopping while he’s deciding on a flavor.

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  3. I love all the photos. I always want to go to Venice. The movie Merchant of Venice and all the romantic movies, and famous photos just make me want to see in person. I love watching glass blowing. There used to be one closed by a broadway show theater. I don’t know what happened to it! I love the lovebirds photo!

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    1. So when are you travelling to Venice? It awaits you 🙂 All of those will be satisfied at one go. The broadway theater shutting it down must have been sad because glass blowing is an hypnotic art to watch. Hugs you for the lovely comment xx

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  4. We were meaning to see all around Venice but we were there only for two days in October 2016. May be next time we’ll visit Murano. Your photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Hi there Balvinder. Welcome back 🙂 Good to see you here and thank you. It is not a bad idea to keep something for later on. I mean if we did everything at one go, what would we look forward to, eh? 🙂

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  5. I have to say that I can relate to your husband’s transition from happy tourist to Mr. Grumps. No matter how beautiful the glass, there are only so many minutes that can go by between pasta and/or gelato stops when in Italy… That said, Murano looks gorgeous. Thanks for the pictures to help jumpstart my scheming for an Italy trip. 🙂

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      1. haha! I only speak from experience, as I am the problem child in my marriage. 😉 I have unfortunately unleashed my hunger wrath on many the unsuspecting friends and family, and now I believe most everyone is prepared with a Snickers bar when they hear the first hint of a rumbling in my stomach and see my eyes turning red…

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  6. This looks and sound really amazing! I’ve been planning a trip to Italy for a long time and you made me to involve this place, too 🙂

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Michaela. I am so glad it did. I am going to put up the last one in the instalment of the islands soon. Italy is so gorgeous. I do not know frankly which place I would choose. These is the Cinque Terre (just absolutely perfect to hike through and break it up with gelatos ;)) or Bergamo with its medieval walls, Sardinia which is quite remote… you have quite a task at hand 😉

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    1. Just walking around around Venice, the thick fog making its way in and out, the incredibly atmospheric alleys, the old palazzos, the gelato, eating at small trattorias run by nonnas and oh yes the cicchettis. It was just romantic – that beautiful old city.

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      1. “Trattorias run by nonnas” ❤️ this is such a reflection of what you are as a person. A teacher once told me that we are what we seen. Let’s say you see kindness all around, that would probably mean we are kind ourselves. This paragraph made me realize how beautiful your soul is 🙂

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      2. I will not constantly thank you and be boring. But I cannot deny that is a lovely thing to hear. You are kind and your words are but a reflection of yours too. Mine should also say this that I am a glutton and I care more for home cooked food than highly touted Michelin starred places (though life is full of dichotomy – I just visited one the other day by mistake and it was so good) xx

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      3. Maybe I am being too cheesy but I enjoy genuine kindness and common sense, which are not abundant in this blogosphere world we live in. That’s why I was surprised for the better. Keep the home cooked food at the top of the list 🙂

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  8. Ahh Murano…I have been a couple of times and we actually took the children there last summer (note, NEVER do Venice in August!). We stayed on Murano and we loved it. My favourite place was Burano though! Stunning colours. x

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    1. You stayed on Murano, so you can tell me if you enjoyed the experience… Venice in August would have been chock full. We went in December, so there was no way we would get the crowds. It was so cold that every bone in my body had to thaw for hours after we sat somewhere for coffee and wine (which was at very quick intervals of each other) yet I loved it. I loved Burano too, more than Murano. I think I also liked Torcello a fair bit.

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      1. Yes! You have inspired me to write about some of our family adventures. We went last August and it was hot, crowded, smelly but amazing! I have been in March and it was quite cold. Murano was beautiful but I can imagine that it would be quite deserted in December when the crowds have gone. x

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      2. I keep hearing about the smelly wonders of Venice in summer and may I say that I caught just a whiff of it one day as we were sauntering past the canals in winter. It had me gagging – so I cannot imagine the city smelling so in summer. It must be overwhelming (for the lack of a better word) 😉 I would love to read about your adventures in Venice. I had such a glorious time that I wrote two massive posts on it earlier on. x

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      3. OOOh Ive only just seen this as Ive published my post and mentioned you my lovely! I could reblog yours and you could reblog mine? I’m quite new to the whole blogging thing so let me know your thoughts. x

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